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# factcheck - Friday 22 November, 2019

The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?

It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.

# factcheck - Friday 15 November, 2019

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

# factcheck - Thursday 14 November, 2019

World Bank says remittance estimates from Ireland to Nigeria are not reliable

There is an “urgent need” to improve such data collection, the organisation said.

# factcheck - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

FactCheck: No, €3.5 billion was not sent to Nigeria by people living in Ireland over the past eight years

The claim was made by independent TD Noel Grealish in the Dáil yesterday.

# factcheck - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

# factcheck - Saturday 26 October, 2019

FactCheck: Will there be checks between the North and the UK after Brexit?

Boris Johnson made the claim in the House of Commons.

# factcheck - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

FactCheck: Nuala O'Loan corrects claim made on Morning Ireland that 90% of abortions a result of morning after pill

The former NI Police Ombudsman made the comments in a Morning Ireland interview yesterday.

# factcheck - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

# factcheck - Friday 18 October, 2019

The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal?

We take a look at everything Brexit-related that happened this week, and what it all means.

FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?

The claim was made by Sinn Féin following a UK Tribunal ruling this week.

# factcheck - Monday 23 September, 2019

FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75%

People can buy a hit of the highly addictive drug for as little as €1.

# factcheck - Friday 13 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

# factcheck - Saturday 7 September, 2019

FactCheck: Will Northern Ireland drivers have to display GB stickers on their vehicles if driving in Ireland?

The claim surfaced in the media this week as a result of information published on the UK government’s website.

# factcheck - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Explainer: The British parliament is being prorogued - but could the queen have refused?

Rory Stewart said before that if parliament was prorogued, he would help organise an alternative parliament.

# factcheck - Friday 2 August, 2019

FactCheck: Did Dominic Raab frequently raise the risk of a no-deal Brexit during the referendum campaign?

The UK foreign secretary made the statement on BBC Radio 4 on Monday.

# factcheck - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

FactCheck: Is 90% of Ireland's trade with the UK, as a former British trade minister claimed?

Digby Jones made the claim on Twitter at the weekend when discussing the impact of a no deal Brexit.

# factcheck - Saturday 20 July, 2019

FactCheck: Trump's false claims about Congresswoman Omar in continuing feud

Donald Trump has made several claims about Omar recently.

# factcheck - Monday 15 July, 2019

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

# factcheck - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Factcheck: Are horns growing on young people's skulls because of mobile phone use?

The scientific journal that published this recent study said it is now looking into issues regarding the paper.

# factcheck - Thursday 6 June, 2019

FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct?

A story that a 17-year-old rape victim had been euthanised was reported by media organisations across the world.

# factcheck - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

FactCheck: Did 'big crowds' gather in support of Trump during his UK state visit?

On Twitter, Donald Trump claimed that big crowds gathered to support him during his state visit to the UK.

# factcheck - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

FactCheck: No, 'child marriages' will not be recognised in Ireland following the divorce referendum

A claim circulating on social media said that the divorce referendum could mean child brides are recognised in Ireland.

# factcheck - Monday 27 May, 2019

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?

The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.

# factcheck - Thursday 23 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did a top EU official say 'Northern Ireland is the price to pay for Brexit'?

The claim was made in a video shared from a pro-unionist Twitter account.

# factcheck - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

# factcheck - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Spotted a dodgy claim or a dubious statistic? TheJournal.ie is factchecking the European elections with 18 other newsrooms

We want our readers to help us factcheck these European elections.

# factcheck - Thursday 16 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

# factcheck - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’?

Nigel Farage has claimed that he used the phase repeatedly during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

# factcheck - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

FactCheck: Could the new royal baby become President of the United States?

It’s all a question of being ‘natural born”.

# factcheck - Thursday 11 April, 2019

FactCheck: Did Michael Healy-Rae ask a question at yesterday's Oireachtas Sports Committee?

The Kerry TD has been criticised for his contribution to the committee yesterday.

# factcheck - Thursday 4 April, 2019

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?

It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.

# factcheck - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Factcheck: Were 18,000 new homes built in Ireland last year?

Housing figures are always a point of contention – let’s clear this up.

# factcheck - Friday 29 March, 2019

FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink?

The Minister for Transport was among those to make the claim.

# factcheck - Saturday 23 March, 2019

FactCheck: Did Donald Trump predict Brexit at his Scottish golf course the day before the vote?

He repeated the claim in his Oval Office meeting with the Taoiseach. Is it true?

# factcheck - Thursday 7 March, 2019

FactCheck: Is Karen Bradley correct that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were 'not crimes'?

Bradley has come under severe criticism for her comments in the House of Commons yesterday, but is she correct?

# factcheck - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

FactCheck: Is the National Lottery correct to say it exists 'for the sole purpose of raising money for good causes'?

It made the claim in a press release following the release of a gambling survey last week – but is it correct?

# factcheck - Friday 8 February, 2019

FactCheck: Is the UK government considering an area near Newry for a nuclear waste disposal site?

The British government is seeking an area to build a geological disposal facility. But is it planned for Co Down?

# factcheck - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers?

All hell broke loose after his speech in Brussels today – here’s what he actually said.

# factcheck - Friday 1 February, 2019

Factcheck: Are there really only 100 lorries crossing the border every day?

A UKIP MEP claimed that only a small number of lorries cross the border daily – but is he right?

# factcheck - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Factcheck: Are Irish nurses among the highest paid in the world?

Nurses and midwives across the country will be on strike from 8am this morning.